An input routine has been designed for use with FORTRAN or SAP coded programs which are to be executed on an IBM 704 digital computer. All input to be processed by the routine is punched on IBM cards as declarative statements of the arithmetic type resembling the FORTRAN language. The routine is 850 words in length. It is capable of loading fixed- or floating-point numbers, octal numbers, and alphabetic words, and of performing simple arithmetic as indicated on input cards. Provisions have been made for rapid loading of arrays of numbers in consecutive memory locations.